Spicy Turkey Lasagne

If you are looking for a slightly healthier alternative to traditional lasagne that still uses meat, you should try this delicious Spicy Turkey Lasagne recipe that uses (very) low fat ground turkey instead of ground beef. It does not compromise on flavour or taste and is a really filling and scrumptious family meal to make.

Ingredients (serves 6-8):

3 lbs low fat, ground turkey

3 tsp dried oregano

3/4 tsp dried red chilli flakes

1 tsp garlic salt

x2 24oz jars of tomato pasta sauce

45 oz ricotta cheese

x1 10oz frozen spinach, defrosted

3 cups shredded cheese of your choice – and some to sprinkle on the top at the end

10-12 no cook lasagne sheets

ground pepper

The finished turkey sauce (I forgot to take photos of the process - sorry)!

The finished turkey sauce (I forgot to take photos of the process – sorry)!

Ricotta, shredded cheese, spinach with salt and pepper

Ricotta, shredded cheese, spinach with salt and pepper

Directions:

In a large non-stick saucepan/skillet, brown the turkey until cooked all the way through (you may need to drain any fat/water)

Mix together the oregano, chilli flakes and garlic salt and add to the turkey

Add and mix in well the pasta sauces to the turkey (I used a tomato, garlic and basil blend) and simmer on low for 20 minutes (if you can, let it sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavours intensify)

In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, spinach, shredded cheese and a good helping of ground pepper and a bit of salt (optional)

Once all the layers were assembled it looked like this

Once all the layers were assembled it looked like this

Sprinkled with a little cheese on top

Sprinkled with a little cheese on top

To assemble, create layers in the following order:

1/2 turkey sauce

lasagne sheets

1/2 cheese sauce

rest of the turkey sauce

lasagne sheets

rest of the cheese sauce

sprinkle with cheese

Cook on 400F for 45 mins or until golden and bubbling – I used a 3qt dish, but it was packed to the top so I placed it on a foil lined baking tray to catch the drips

Leave for 5-10 mins before eating – if you can!

Fresh out of the oven and cooling down

Fresh out of the oven and cooling down

spicy turkey lasagne 6

What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!

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6 thoughts on “Spicy Turkey Lasagne

    • Molly @ The Move to America says:

      Thank you!! My new healthy eating is really paying off, and as I am doing it nice and slow, it will hopefully stay off and be the start of a new me!
      The turkey lasagne was awesome and I may well try a few more recipes using turkey. What did you do, or can you direct me to some recipes that you used when you were in Cali?

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